Water Management

Research Advances in Sustainable
Micro Irrigation

Sustainable Micro Irrigation Management for Trees and Vines
Senior Editor-in-Chief: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE

Sustainable Micro Irrigation Management for Trees and Vines

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: August 2014
Hardback Price: $179.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771880251
Pages: 354 pp w/ index
Binding Type: hardbound
Series: Research Advances in Sustainable
Micro Irrigation

Volume: 3

This valuable book, the third volume in the Research Advances in Sustainable Micro Irrigation series, focuses on sustainable micro irrigation management for trees and vines. It covers the principles as well as recent advances and applications of micro irrigation techniques. Specialists throughout the world share their expertise on:

  • automation of micro irrigation systems
  • service and maintenance of micro irrigation systems
  • evaluation of micro irrigation systems
  • scheduling of irrigation
  • using municipal wastewater for micro irrigation
  • micro-jet irrigation and other systems
  • the effect of potassium, acid lime, and other elements
  • much more

Foreword by Miguel Muñoz Muñoz
Foreword by Gajendra Singh
Foreword by R. K. Sivanappan
Foreword by Marvin J. Jensen
Part I: Principles of Sustainable Micro Irrigation for Trees and Vines
Chapter 1: Principles of Automation
Megh R. Goyal
Chapter 2: Principles of Service and Maintenance
Megh R. Goyal
Chapter 3: Evaluation of the Uniformity Coefficients
Vincent F. Bralts
Chapter 4: Sustainable Water Management in Citrus: India
P. S. Shirgure and A. K. Srivastava
Chapter 5: Advances in Sustainable Irrigation and Fertigation Management: Citrus
P. S. Shirgure
Chapter 6: Sustainable Micro Irrigation Potential in Fruit Crops: India
R. K. Sivanappan
Chapter 7: Quality of Municipal Wastewater for Sustainable Micro Irrigation
Vinod Kumar Tripathi, T. B. S. Rajput, and Neelam Patel, and Lata
Chapter 8: Evaluation of Sustainable Micro Irrigation with Municipal Wastewater
Vinod Kumar Tripathi, T. B. S. Rajput, Neelam Patel, and Lata
Part II: Research Advances and Applications
Chapter 9: Effects of Sustainable Irrigation Methods on Fruit Performance of Acid Lime
P. S. Shirgure, A. K. Srivastava, and Shyam Singh
Chapter 10: Performance of Citrus reticulate cv. Blanco with Sustainable Micro-Jet Irrigation
Parameshwar S. Shirgure and Anoop K. Srivastava
Chapter 11: Sustainable Micro Irrigation Scheduling in Nagpur Mandarin
P. S. Shirgure
Chapter 12: Performance of Nagpur Mandarin with Sustainable Practices
P. S. Shirgure
Chapter 13: Sustainable Potassium Fertigation in Nagpur Mandarin
P. S. Shirgure and A. K. Srivastava
Chapter 14: Sensor Based Sustainable Irrigation Scheduling in Blueberries
B. Keith Bellingham

About the Authors / Editors:
Senior Editor-in-Chief: Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
Retired Professor in Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus Senior Acquisitions Editor, Biomedical Engineering and Agricultural Science, Apple Academic Press, Inc. email: goyalmegh@gmail.com

Dr. Megh R. Goyal received BSc degree in engineering in 1971, MSc degree in 1977, PhD degree in 1979, and Master of Divinity degree in 2001. He spent a one-year sabbatical leave in 2002–03 at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Florida International University, Miami, USA. Since 1971, he has worked as Lecturer/Research Assistant at Haryana Agricultural University and the Ohio State University, and Professor – cum Research Agricultural Engineer at Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus.

At present, he is a retired professor in agricultural and biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering at University of Puerto Rico. He is also Senior Acquisitions Editor for Apple Academic Press, Inc., in the areas of agricultural science and biomedical engineering, as well as Senior Editor-in-chief of the book series Advances in Bioengineering Research and Applications, published by AAP.

He has authored more than 200 articles in technical journals and textbooks, including Elements of Agroclimatology (Spanish) by UNISARC; Colombia, two Bibliographies on Drip Irrigation; the books Biofluid Dynamics of Human Body, Management of Drip/Trickle or Micro Irrigation, Evapotranspiration: Principles and Applications for Water Management, and Biomechanics of Artificial Organs and Prostheses; as well as the three volume series on Research Advances on Sustainable Micro Irrigation. Readers may contact him at goyalmegh@gmail.com

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